Mobius warns investors about China’s capital controls
Billionaire investor Mark Mobius has cautioned investors to be “very, very careful” when making investments in China due to the country’s strict money controls. The founder of Mobius Capital Partners, who is well known for his optimistic view on China, asserted that the government is preventing money from leaving the country, making it impossible for him to withdraw his funds. He added that the government is posing challenges by collecting records of his financial dealings from the previous 20 years. Mobius led Franklin Templeton Investments’ investment in emerging economies for more than 30 years.
The former leader Deng Xiaoping adopted a radically different course when they began the extensive reform effort, according to Mobius. The government is acquiring golden shares in businesses across China, indicating that it is attempting to control every single one of them, which will result in a more control-oriented economy. Investors were alarmed by Mobius’ remarks after they surfaced on the Chinese social media platform WeChat over the weekend. As a result, rather than making investments in China, Mobius is expanding his exposure to alternate areas like India and Brazil.
Investors should heed Mobius’ advice and exercise caution when making investments in China because capital regulations might make it challenging to withdraw cash. Furthermore, a less appealing investment climate can result from the government’s growing influence over the economy. Investigating alternative marketplaces that can present greater investing opportunities is crucial.
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